Posts Tagged: Moneyball




I happen to be a closet baseball fan.

I readily admit the game is hopelessly boring, but I find it fascinating nevertheless. It should come as no surprise then, that I’m quite fond of the film Moneyball and the book that inspired it by Michael Lewis. I’ve recently been re-reading that book and have come to the conclusion that the themes of the book and the ideas it conjures in the mind go far beyond simple application to The Great American Pastime. In many ways, it’s a metaphor for a lot we try and accomplish in life.

Consider the following quote:

“What begins as a failure of the imagination ends as a market inefficiency: when you rule out an entire class of people from doing a job simply by their appearance, you are less likely to find the best person for the job.”

Now apply that to what we’re doing here at The Gondola Project. Replace the word “people” with “technology” and you begin to see where I’m going with this.

(Note: It’s been a hectic week – so sorry for not having more posts. Thanks so much to Julia and Nick for pitching in!)

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